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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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A surprisingly balanced double IPA. A pirate without the use of his eyes is a bitter man indeed. And this Blind Pirateís bitterness is only matched by his boldness. He doesnít care if you enjoy the citrusy, spicy combination of hops on your tongue, the faint herbal notes in your nose, or the exquisite balance of caramel malts looting your senses. The Blind Pirate is a bold, bitter ale not for the weak in spirit. Just donít ask him if you can borrow his sight glass. He gets offended.

Fritz123's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1182) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft pour at the tasting room. 6 oz. Nice golden amber with a thick head. Pine, citrus, grass, hay and cereal aroma. The taste was pine and resin with some citrus and biscuit. Nice finish with some bitterness and herbs. Well balanced. Good from this new brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (149) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
-Aroma: Strong bitter grapefruit. -Appearance: Dark iced tea with thin off white head. -Taste: Slow burning whiskey like alcohol presence & strong grapefruit bitterness with a slightly lemony after bite. -Palate: Medium - Full bodied with lingering bitterness. -Overall: Good Imperial IPA that I would compare or describe as a Cold Jim Beam with hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (905) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Hazy dark amber pour with a frothy white head. Aroma was of muted citrus hops and lots of caramel. Flavors were slightly sweet, light citrus, dark fruits and a bitter hoppy finish. Plus mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This almost drinks like a "light Barleywine" as this one has some age on it. Rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Monday Night Blind Pirate Double IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet malt, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, dusty hops. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, hoppy, dusty hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140419]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from GT liquors in Grovetown. Pours orangey copper with an off-orange head. Light lace. Aroma has pine and orange zest and some spice. Later in the glass some of the maltiness shows through. Taste is led by chewy sprucy pine needles, and then garlicky spices, some onion, light grapefruit and some caramel appear. Medium bodied with light alcohol presence, and rough. Finishes garlicky tangy with a touch of sweetness. Shrug? The garlic overwhelms after a while, but even the pine was too much. 12.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1079) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pretty good price, around 9 bucks, for a 6 pack. Dark muddy copper pour with a thin white head. Nice sweet hop aroma, mostly citrus but some pine as well. Body is resinous, thick and oily with hops and sweet malts. Grapefruit, orange and earthy, woodsy malts. Nice body, lingering orange citrus. This one certainly covers all the bases for a DIPA, itís a textbook representation of the style if you ask me. Could be a great base for some type of oak cask, hint hint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4336) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
22oz bomber from TBS, thanks Matt. Poured a muddy light orange/brown body with an average sized frothy beige head. Aroma is big time caramel, toffee, dry bread. Body is nice and big, fuller mouthfeel, average carbonation and a drier finish. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma, plus some rotting citrus and a touch of vanilla. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BlindPirate007 (1) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Donít feel bad for the Blind Pirate, heís the best beer EVER. Itís the only beer I crave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (805) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 355 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is hoppy pine. Taste is caramel malty with hoppy pine and grapefruit. A little soapy. Dry with high bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: BP displays an amber-brown body, a bit hazy, and layered with an inch-high head of off-white foam with good staying power.

Smell: Resinous, citrusly citric of the edgy hops atop the toasted grains and dry caramel with a flicker of the alcohol presence held within.

Taste: Toasted pale-malted grains with a little bit of lightly nutty caramel. Floral, piney and resolutely citrusy, with grapefruit and even lemon-lime. Accumulating medium-high bitter holds onto those tastebuds through the citric, grainy, lightly boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A little chewiness present.

Overall: It works; an above-average IIPA.

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